John Webster Quotes

“We think cag’d birds sing, when indeed they cry.” – The White Devil

“A good habit makes a child a man, Whereas a bad one makes a man a beast.” – The White Devil

“Fortune’s a right whore: If she give aught, she deals it in small parcels, That she may take away all at one swoop.” – The White Devil

“Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, Like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust.” – The Duchess Of Malfi

“Glories, like glow-worms, afar off shine bright,
But looked to near, have neither heat nor light.” – The Duchess Of Malfi

“What! because we are poor Shall we be vicious?”

“There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as does intemperate anger.”

“The soul was never put in the body to stand still.”

“Prosperity doth bewitch men, seeming clear;
As seas do laugh, show white, when rocks are near.” – The White Devil

“How tedious is a guilty conscience!”

 

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